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Philip Keenan

Philip Keenan

Business Development Manager

Office Phone: +44 (0)7795 580486


Philip Keenan is the business development manager for the University of Cambridge's Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) portfolio of sensor research projects, developing then transferring technology and knowledge into UK companies for exploitation. He is currently developing a range of new optical sensors for use in structural health monitoring. 

Prior to his current role, Philip held a variety of technology management positions within IBM, Hewlett Packard, and a series of SMEs.

In 2010–2011 he was Cambridge University's Nanoscience Centre Manager.

During that time, Philip invented and developed a volcanic ash sensor which was adopted by a major airline for commmercialisation.

Philip has a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science from the University of Sheffield, a Master’s degree in Business from Dublin City University and is a Chartered Engineer. He is listed as inventor in over 20 patents ranging from sensors and inkjet print heads to 3D printing technologies.

About us

CSIC is an Innovation and Knowledge Centre funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and industry. We develop cutting edge sensing and data analysis models to provide a powerful platform for delivering data to enable smarter whole-life asset management decisions, for both new infrastructure and existing assets. CSIC collaborates with partner organisations across policy, standards and industry adoption to effect transformative change, deliver benefits to all stakeholders and establish the UK as a global leader in digital construction.